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Smart Buying

The 2007 Best List

Our complete list of favorite things, from stocks and mutual funds to credit cards, retirement-planning tools and tech equipment. Plus: 25 Web sites you'll want to bookmark.

We at Kiplinger's pooled our collective expertise to bring you our favorite things in all the fields we cover: the top mutual funds, retirement-planning tools and credit cards -- even the best places to shop for insurance or find the best travel deals.

From us to you, here's the best:

The 25 Best Web Sites
We share our favorite sources for stock-market commentary, insurance quotes, prescription-drug prices, travel deals and more.

The Best Consumer & Travel Deals
From vacations to cars to the best darn turkey around, take a look at some great ways to treat yourself -- and get a good price at the same time.

The Best Credit Cards & Financial Services
Our picks for excellence from credit cards to checking accounts to college-savings plans.

The Best Tech Buys
The best equipment for your money whether you want to take professional-quality photos, catch every detail of the big game or never have to ask for directions again.

The Best Stocks
& Mutual Funds

Our favorites include a great fund with a low minimum investment, the best stock to buy and hold for the long term and a top-notch online broker.

The Best Tools to Maximize Your Retirement
Whether you're just getting started saving or you're nearing your target, we name the best tools and give recommendations to help you reach your financial goals.

BONUS: Five Experts Name Their
Favorite Investments

We asked top-notch analysts and fund managers for their best investing ideas.